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50th Annual BLUE RIBBON CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL Announced Photo 50th Annual BLUE RIBBON CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2021

The Blue Ribbon Children's Festival¬†will celebrate its 50th¬†anniversary in 2021 with a 30-minute online program designed to share the love of the arts through dance with young people of all ages. This year's¬†Blue Ribbon Children's Festival¬†will premiere on¬†The Music Center Offstage¬†virtual platform on March 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PT, and¬†will expand its traditional invitation to fifth graders to include students in grades 3‚Äď12 throughout Los Angeles County and their families to reflect the current distance learning environment;¬†

Dance Crews Announced for The Old Globe's LEAP DAY CELEBRATION: A DANCE-OFF! Photo Dance Crews Announced for The Old Globe's LEAP DAY CELEBRATION: A DANCE-OFF!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

Leap Day Celebration: A Dance-Off! kicks off the 2020 free AXIS event series! Ten local dance crews will battle each other in front of an experienced panel of local esteemed judges (including yourself!) who will select the very best performances for cash prizes ($2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place), while all dancers will receive small prizes for participating. Join us in this epic and diverse dance-off!

The New Cast Album of THE NEW YORKERS, the 1930 Cole Porter Musical Is Available Toda Photo The New Cast Album of THE NEW YORKERS, the 1930 Cole Porter Musical Is Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

Ghostlight Records has announced that the new cast album of Cole Porter's The New Yorkers - The New York City Center Encores! 2017 Cast Recording is available on CD, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, December 6. The release is the first major cast album of the 1930 musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Herbert Fields, and based on a story by Peter Arno and E. Ray Goetz. The 2017 production from New York City Center (Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President & CEO) Encores! was directed by John Rando, with musical direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Chris Bailey.

Ghostlight Records Announces Recording of NY City Center's THE NEW YORKERS Photo Ghostlight Records Announces Recording of NY City Center's THE NEW YORKERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Ghostlight Records has announced it will record a new cast album of Cole Porter's 1930 musical The New Yorkers. The recording will be based on the 2017 production from New York City Center (Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President & CEO) Encores!, directed by John Rando with musical direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Chris Bailey. The concert adaptation is by Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel. The album, produced by Rob Berman and Lawrence Manchester, is being recorded March 25-26.

Colburn School Announces April Events Photo Colburn School Announces April Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

The Colburn School continues its 2017-2018 season with diverse performances that bring together today's most renowned artists with extraordinary Colburn School faculty and students in programs on campus and throughout the community.

ATDF's 2017 Tap Awards to Honor Ayodele Casel and More This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) Tony Waag, Executive/Artistic director, announced today the recipients of the 2017 "TAP AWARDS" to be presented at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, 7pm today, July 12.

American Tap Dance Foundation Slates Summer Dates for TAP CITY 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), Tony Waag, Artistic/Executive Director, announced today its 2017 line up for TAP CITY, the NYC Tap Festival, July 8 through July 15.

Full Line Up for THE NEW YORK CITY TAP FESTIVAL Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

TAP CITY, the NYC Tap Festival is July 8 through July 15. See the full lineup below!

Tap City to Present TAP ELLINGTON at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle.

ATDF's 2017 Tap Awards to Honor Ayodele Casel and More This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) Tony Waag, Executive/Artistic director, announced today the recipients of the 2017 "TAP AWARDS" to be presented at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, 7pm on Wednesday, July 12.

TAP ELLINGTON Slated for Tap City 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents JESSICA LANG DANCE and FAYE DRISCOLL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

‚ÄúA prolific choreographer of skillfully constructed dances that respectfully mesh with music and striking visual design‚ÄĚ (The New Yorker), Jessica Lang and her company return to Jacob's Pillow for the ensemble's first Ted Shawn Theatre engagement, July 5-9. In addition to a Pillow-commissioned world premiere work, the program includes Lang's Thousand Yard Stare, a dance embodying the incredible pride and honor as well as the searing loss experienced by military veterans. The program will also include the East Coast and company premiere of Lang's Lyric Pieces as well as Solo Bach, Sweet Silent Thought, and The Calling. This season, the Pillow has formed a partnership with the Tanglewood Music Center, whereby Tanglewood Fellows and alumni will be providing the music accompaniment for this engagement.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents TIRELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Astonishing tap artists from across the U.S. and abroad come together in a Jacob's Pillow-exclusive program curated and introduced by the "tireless ambassador of tap" Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times).

Portland Based NW Dance Project Makes Its Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Known for its "cutting-edge contemporary work" (Jason Vondersmith,¬†The Portland Tribune), NW Dance Project makes its Jacob's Pillow debut, June 28-July 2 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Based in Portland, Oregon and led by former Royal Winnipeg Ballet principal dancer Sarah Slipper, the company is composed of a cast of classically-trained, versatile contemporary dancers. The program includes works by a range of accomplished choreographers and rising talents:¬†Post-Traumatic-Monster¬†by Felix Landerer, choreographer in residence for Scapino Ballet in the Netherlands;¬†At Some Hour You Return¬†by former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer Ji?i Pokorn√Ĺ;¬†Le Fil Rouge¬†by 2011 Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest winner and NW Dance Project resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem; and¬†MemoryHouse¬†by Artistic Director Sarah Slipper.

TAP ELLINGTON to Celebrate Marriage of Jazz Music and Tap Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle.

American Tap Dance Foundation Slates Summer Dates for TAP CITY 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), Tony Waag, Artistic/Executive Director, announced today its 2017 line up for TAP CITY, the NYC Tap Festival, July 8 through July 15.

ATDF Presents TAP CITY, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

¬†The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF),¬†Tony Waag, Artistic/Executive Director, announced today its 2017 line up for¬†TAP CITY, the NYC Tap Festival,¬†July 8 through July 15. The week long festival includes performances by local and international artists, the ATDF Tap Dance Awards, master classes and a ‚ÄúTap Treasures‚ÄĚ tap dance tour, all in celebration of this uniquely American art form right in tap's hometown, New York City. ¬†*Lineup below

Photo Flash: First Look - Lillias White Takes on London in THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Tony-winning Broadway star Lillias White makes her London debut in THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN', featuring New York's hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers in a red-hot 1920's Harlem rent party celebration of jazz icon Fats Waller's life and music, at The Other Palace Studio from 4 - 15 April. Press night is 6 April and BroadwayWorld has a first look at White and the company in action below!

Comedian Desiree Burch Joins the Cast of THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Comedian, actor, writer and storyteller Desiree Burch is joining New York's hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers for the world premiere of This Joint is Jumpin', a red-hot 1920's Harlem rent party celebration of jazz icon Fats Waller's life and music, at The Other Palace Studio from 4 - 15 April.

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson.

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